Twilio, the cloud communications platform, has announced that Chee Chew has joined the company as its Chief Product Officer, effective Jan. 14, 2019. Chew will also join Twilio’s executive management team and report to Twilio co-founder and CEO Jeff Lawson.
“Chee brings an incredibly unique combination of skills and experiences to Twilio – from running customer engagement for the world’s largest e-commerce company to leading the invention of Google Hangouts,” said Lawson. “Chee’s leadership in building outstanding products, teams and companies will be a great addition to the Twilio executive team.”
Chee brings more than 25 years of experience in the technology industry, formerly working at companies such as Amazon, Hewlett-Packard, Google and Microsoft. Previously, he was the vice president of Consumer Engagement at Amazon and was responsible for its core shopping experience on the web and mobile apps. Prior to Amazon, Chee was the vice president of Engineering at Google where he was responsible for Google’s real time communication efforts, including Google Voice and Google Hangouts and Seattle/Kirkland’s Google Chrome efforts.
“As an engineer by trade, I’m extremely passionate about helping Twilio continue to build APIs and SDKs that will empower developers,” said Chew. “I’m excited to join Twilio and help developers and innovative businesses around the world build contextual and intelligent communications that will reinvent how companies engage with their customers.”
Chew holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He currently sits on the Board of Trustees for the Olin College of Engineering.